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It Was Never Supposed To Be Murder, Exit By Belinda Bauer

I first heard about Exit after reading Sarah’s review here. I’ve not read any Belinda Bauer before but I love her style of writing and I loved Exit

By: Belinda Bauer
Narrated by: Tim McInnerny
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 21-01-21
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Audio

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The Blurb

It was never supposed to be murder….

Pensioner Felix Pink is about to find out that it’s never too late…for life to go horribly wrong.

When Felix lets himself in to Number 3 Black Lane, he’s there to perform an act of kindness and charity: to keep a dying man company as he takes his final breath….

But just 15 minutes later Felix is on the run from the police – after making the biggest mistake of his life. Now his routine world is turned upside down as he tries to discover what went wrong, while staying one step ahead of the law. 

Exit is the heart-pounding, heart-breaking and often hilarious new novel from Sunday Times best-selling author Belinda Bauer.©2021 Belinda Bauer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

My Review of Exit

I listened to Exit on Audible, using my monthly credit which I get for £7.99. It’s read by Tim McInnerny who played Captain Darling in Black Adder and I really enjoyed listening to him. You can always listen to a sample on Audible. I’ll share other ways of getting this book later.

The story starts with what was supposed to be a job for Felix, a 75 year old widow and Exiteer and his new partner, a young girl called Amanda. The exiteers where employed to sit with people who where dying. Only this job goes horribly wrong and Felix and Amanda find themselves in deep trouble.

Felix wants to hand himself in to the police but then he thinks of his poor dog and on impulse he runs off. This leaves the police in confusion as they start investigating what happened in the house that day.

The story is full of little sub plots and lots of new characters to get your head around. It can be a bit complicated at times but Belinda Bauer’s writing is so clever and it’s all carefully bound up into a neat ending.

I loved Felix, he was an amazing character and so well described in everything he did. Some of the other characters were extremely likeable too and other’s not so likeable but they were not supposed to be.

I guessed right from the start who the culprit was, but I couldn’t figure out why until it was explained. There were some obvious developments and some less obvious ones but it all made for a real interesting story.

I really enjoyed Belinda Bauer’s style of writing and her mixture of fun and disaster, even a little violence and few deaths along the way.

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3 thoughts on “It Was Never Supposed To Be Murder, Exit By Belinda Bauer”

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed Exit and that you decided to listen to it after reading my review. It is such a wonderful and entertaining story.
    I’m very impressed that you worked out who the culprit was! I didn’t realise until it was spelt out for me.

  2. I don’t think I’ve read anything by Belinda Bauer either. I like the sound of the plot, it’s quite different to what I’ve been reading lately. x

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